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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 Digital Camera

16.1MP 4x Feb 2013
Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Image Stabiliser Release Date
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25

21 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 103 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Panasonic camera is 79 out of 100.

Panasonic Has Good Digital Camera Reviews

Waterproof cameras manufactured by Panasonic have good ratings on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all cameras (not just waterproof cameras) and found that Panasonic also has good ratings across its entire range.

Good Flash

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer who bought the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 mentioned that it had a good flash.

Good Video Capture

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer who bought this digital camera concluded that it was good for video recording. In November last year Techlife.net mentioned in their review of this digital camera “100-1,600, built-in flash, 720p (30fps) video, waterproof to 7m, shockproof to 1.5m, 144gThe FT25 is Panas” but in spite of that they only rated it 60 out of 100.

Robust

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 owner mentioned in their reviews that the product was good at resisting water ingress.

Nice Design

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that this digital camera was good looking.

Good Size

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was compact. Ephotozine.com said on Ephotozine “The Panasonic Lumix FT25 is a compact and reasonably stylish waterproof digital camera with a good depth rating of 7metres”.

CCD Sensor Type

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a CCD sensor type which is better than the MOS sensor type found on most digital cameras of this type and age. CCD sensors produce high quality, low-noise images but consume a lot more power than CMOS sensors. CCD is the most common image sensor type used in digital cameras.

This digital camera's sensor type (CCD) is actually the best sensor type amongst all cameras of a similar age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

The worst sensor type across comparable types of digital camera is MOS.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FT25, the Lumix DMC-FT25 has an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] which is cheaper; or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a built-in flash, as do most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] which is cheaper.

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Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FT25 is waterproof, as are most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

We compared all the other waterproof digital cameras to this camera and we think the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], and the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which has better reviews; or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

With a megapixel count of 16.1 megapixels, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 the megapixel counts range from 5MP to 23MP, and the average megapixel count is 14MP.

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Has Five White Balance Modes

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of white balance modes than most waterproof cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Lumix DMC-FT25 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most commonly found photo effect found on comparable spec cameras that have been around for more than two years. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a higher still image resolution than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. This camera has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution, whereas most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it have a 640 x 480 still image resolution. This Panasonic camera also have still image resolutions of 1280 x 960, 2048 x 1536, 2560 x 1920, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution amongst all cameras of this type and age.

The worst still image resolution amongst similar types of camera is 480 x 480.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 125 grams, the Lumix DMC-FT25 is quite light compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for more than two years. The average weight of waterproof cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT25 is 260g, and the weights range from 36g to 1.4kg.

If you would consider a camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] (155g and cheaper).

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 is more than most digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera features a Face detection auto focus, which is the most commonly featured auto focus featured on digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. The auto focus "Continuous Auto Focus" and "Tracking Auto Focus" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 is more than most waterproof cameras that have been around for more than two years. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Short

The heights of similar spec digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT25 range from 17mm to 650mm. At only 58.3 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FT25 is quite short compared to most of the other cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FT25.

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12 Reasons Against

Average Expert Reviews

Based on seven expert reviews from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, altomdata.dk, tecnozoom.it and ljudochbild.se this digital camera has an average expert rating of 67%.

Does Not Support Full HD Video

The Lumix DMC-FT25 does not support Full HD video. Most of the other cameras of this type and age do support Full HD video.

It is worth considering other cameras which also support Full HD video including the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price].

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Does Not Support Video Recording

Like most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 does not support video recording.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video recording to this digital camera and we think the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] or the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] are also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Lumix DMC-FT25 does not have a GPS, although it is worth noting that most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 also do not have a GPS.

It is worth also looking at other digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FT25, the Lumix DMC-FT25 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

Most waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support WiFi connectivity. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 is no exception to this as it too does not support WiFi connectivity.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FT25 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The optical zooms of waterproof cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT25 range from 3x to 10x, and the average optical zoom is 4.6x.

If this waterproof camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (5x and higher rated).

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the cameras of this spec and age the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3". The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 2.7 inches) amongst digital cameras of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2.7" screen digital cameras currently available including a cheaper digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix XP50[plb_1505416_price] or you might consider a higher rated digital camera such as the Fujifilm FinePix XP150[plb_1678754_price].

If this waterproof camera screen size is too small for you then you might want to consider the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the Lumix DMC-FT25 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FT25. Across all the waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 20x.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Very Low JPEG Frame Rate

Across all the waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FT25 the JPEG frame rates range from 25fps to 240fps. With a JPEG frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Lumix DMC-FT25 has one of the lower JPEG frame rates amongst similar spec cameras of this age.

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Only Features One Light Metering Mode

The Lumix DMC-FT25 has a greater number of light metering modes than most cameras of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly featured light metering mode is Spot, but this light metering mode is not featured on this camera. The light metering modes Evaluative (Multi-pattern) are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camera was released over three years ago.

SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is typical of many cameras that have been available for more than two years. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

Other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory currently available that you might also want to consider include the FinePix XP150[pl_1678754_price], or the FinePix XP150[pl_1678754_price] both from Fujifilm or the Olympus Stylus Tough TG-850[plb_2167574_price] which has better reviews; or the FinePix XP50[pl_1505416_price], or the FinePix XP50[pl_1505416_price] both from Fujifilm which is cheaper.

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1/2.33"" Optical Sensor Size

This camera has a 1/2.33" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Size
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Aspect Ratio
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Protection Feature
Freeze Resistant
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Aspheric Element
Focusing
Auto Focus
Normal Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Focus
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Tele Flash Range
Flash Range
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
HD Type
Audio
Audio System
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Capacity
Shot Per Battery Charge
Battery Voltage
System Requirements
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Included Cable
Networking
WiFi Connectivity
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(10)
19 August 2014

If you're after a tough, waterproof camera and have at least £200/$300 to spend, you'll be spoilt for choice. It's much tougher to find a tough camera for less money, but Panasonic has come to... Read more…

15 January 2014

The Panasonic Lumix FT25 is a compact and reasonably stylish waterproof digital camera with a good depth rating of 7metres. It includes a 25mm wide angle 4x optical zoom lens and optical image...

13 December 2013

Mange af livets mest spændende øjeblikke sker ikke, når du står med det store spejlreflekskamera forsvarligt sat op på et stativ under kontrollerede forhold, men når du er ude på usikker... Read more…

1 August 2013

Hvis du vil have et lille, robust kamera, og prisen er meget vigtig, så kan FT25 være det rigtige. Du kan tabe det fra båden og fiske det op, uden at det går i stykker. Det kan dog ske, at...

18 April 2013

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FT25 to idealny przyk?ad aparatu na wakacje. Kieszonkowa forma oraz wytrzyma?a, uszczelniona obudowa czyni? z niego dobrego towarzysza pla?owiczów, wycieczkowiczów, a nawet... Read more…

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User Reviews

(95)
Reviewed 16 April 2013 by StevieB

Got one of these today (albeit from Argos at £22 cheaper)to take on our holiday to Egypt in a couple of weeks' time. First impressions are good. Feels a bit lighter in the hand than one might... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2013 by Thomas J Syson

Well to start with I would just like to say I put my cameras through there paces , I have a go pro hd , go pro hd 2 , go pro hd 3 black, vio pov hd and many other normal cameras including other... Read more…

Reviewed 29 November 2013 by DeciBelle
(Verified Purchase)

I ordered this camera for taking on holiday, and was pleased with the quick delivery time. It's light, charges reasonably quickly and easy to set up. As with most cameras it doesn't come with an... Read more…

Reviewed 7 October 2013 by Bob A
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this camera from Amazon to take with me on a trip to California where I would be mountain biking through hot dusty terrain, surfing, snorkeling and playing on the beach with my family.... Read more…

Reviewed 7 September 2013 by Samuel L Horridge
(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic pictures, Don't panic if the lens mists, just leave side panel open for 10 mins. Would have give 5 but had the camera freeze on the Lumix splash screen that didn't allow me to switch... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers panasonic dmcft25, panasonic dmcft25e, panasonic dmcft25eb, panasonic dmcft25eba, panasonic dmcft25ebr, panasonic dmcft25ebw, panasonic dmcft25ebk
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